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Mythology for the Millennial: The bro code, as exemplified by Mahabharata's Nakula and Sahadev
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Mythology for the Millennial: The bro code, as exemplified by Mahabharata's Nakula and Sahadev

Nakula and Sahadeva are a little bit like the culture guy and the food guy from Queer Eye, we know they're there and they're certainly very attractive, but what do they do exactly apart from teaching someone how to make an omelette or giving a pep talk?

Mythology for the Millennial: What Vishnu's female avatar teaches us about women in ancient India
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Mythology for the Millennial: What Vishnu's female avatar teaches us about women in ancient India

Mohini came from Vishnu, and while it's not entirely clear whether Vishnu himself turned into a woman or merely created the illusion of a woman like augmented reality, all agree that she was extremely beautiful and very skillful at achieving her one and only goal: getting the better of someone using her feminine wiles.

Sita a test tube baby; live telecast existed during Mahabharata, says Uttar Pradesh deputy CM Dinesh Sharma
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Sita a test tube baby; live telecast existed during Mahabharata, says Uttar Pradesh deputy CM Dinesh Sharma

Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma claimed the possibility of the existence of test tube births in the time of Ramayana based on Sita being born from an earthen pot.

The problem with Devdutt Pattanaik's approach to mythology, with self-improvement as the agenda
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The problem with Devdutt Pattanaik's approach to mythology, with self-improvement as the agenda

Hindu belief is a particularly contentious topic today, but Devdutt Pattanaik has navigated his way skilfully through this minefield, annoying neither the liberal Left, nor the hot-headed Right | #FirstCulture

On Amish Tripathi's attempt to connect India's past, present, and the Brahminism of his Ram Chandra series
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On Amish Tripathi's attempt to connect India's past, present, and the Brahminism of his Ram Chandra series

If Amish Tripathi’s enormous popularity means that a sizeable part of the educated class shares his attitudes, it could be a cause for alarm | #FirstCulture

Prasanna Ramaswamy blends politics and theatre yet again, with 'Madhaiah the Cobbler'
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Prasanna Ramaswamy blends politics and theatre yet again, with 'Madhaiah the Cobbler'

Like Madhaiah, many of Prasanna Ramaswamy's works are set in a historical and mythological context, but there is also a contemporaneity about each play that she devises.

Haryana stalking case: BJP's silence, dysfunctional law and order machinery make victim's fight necessary
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Haryana stalking case: BJP's silence, dysfunctional law and order machinery make victim's fight necessary

The cowardice of the cops in dealing with the Vikas Barala in alleged stalking case because of his links to BJP and the public shaming of the victim are the reasons why the victim's fight is important

Amish Tripathi: 'My portrayal of Sita is closely aligned with Valmiki's Adbhut Ramayana'
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Amish Tripathi: 'My portrayal of Sita is closely aligned with Valmiki's Adbhut Ramayana'

Amish Tripathi recently spoke to us about his new book, Sita, The Warrior Princess of Mithila, the second in his Ram Chandra series

Watch: Alia Bhatt chats with Amish Tripathi about his new book, Sita — Warrior of Mithila
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Watch: Alia Bhatt chats with Amish Tripathi about his new book, Sita — Warrior of Mithila

Amish Tripathi and Alia Bhatt got chatting over the trailer launch of his new book, Sita — Warrior of Mithila

SS Rajamouli's Baahubali follows Telugu cinema's long tradition of mythological films
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SS Rajamouli's Baahubali follows Telugu cinema's long tradition of mythological films

It is no surprise whatsoever that Rajamouli made Baahubali in a language which celebrates this particular genre of eulogising kings, queens and the gods themselves! If Sanskrit is known to be the language of Gods, then Telugu is the language they speak on celluloid.

Watch: Indian TV dramas are a big hit in China
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Watch: Indian TV dramas are a big hit in China

India-China relations may have been bogged down by political differences but the Indian mythological TV dramas like 'Mahabharat', 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' and 'Nagin' are turning out to be a big hit with Chinese audience.

Bahubali 2 switches from 'dharma' to ‘political correctness’, and does equal disservice to both
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Bahubali 2 switches from 'dharma' to ‘political correctness’, and does equal disservice to both

It is revealing that in an age in which tradition is being venerated, Bahubali 2 holds up such an impoverished moral vision for public consumption — and is still widely acclaimed

Santa Claus' endearing legend, and how it evolved over centuries of celebrating Christmas
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Santa Claus' endearing legend, and how it evolved over centuries of celebrating Christmas

The endearing legend of Santa Claus and how it evolved over the centuries

BR Chopra's Mahabharata is back: All India Radio to broadcast episodes from 19 December
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BR Chopra's Mahabharata is back: All India Radio to broadcast episodes from 19 December

BR Chopra's Mahabharata is back, AIR to broadcast the episodes from 19 December

Devdutt Pattanaik: Similarities between Greek and Hindu mythology are superficial
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Devdutt Pattanaik: Similarities between Greek and Hindu mythology are superficial

Devdutt Pattanaik’s new book, Olympus — an Indian Retelling of the Greek Myths, neatly and with somewhat unpronounceable names, turns the tables on the usual re-tellings, by giving us a beloved foreign mythology in his trademark style

Amish Tripathi: In our culture, we've always believed that even the Gods cannot judge
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Amish Tripathi: In our culture, we've always believed that even the Gods cannot judge

Bestselling author Amish Tripathi talks about the rise and rise of mythological fiction in India, his Shiva trilogy, the transition from being a banker to writing, and more

Caped crusaders: How the Indian superhero is coming into his own
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Caped crusaders: How the Indian superhero is coming into his own

In India, the superhero has always struggled to find his face, to cement his place. But that is slowly changing.

'Beyond logic and facts': Court throws out case seeking to prosecute Lord Rama for banishing Sita
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'Beyond logic and facts': Court throws out case seeking to prosecute Lord Rama for banishing Sita

A district court has dismissed a petition seeking registration of a case against Lord Rama and his brother Laxmana over banishing goddess Sita to exile in a forest.

Photos: From religion to bans, author Amish in conversation at Firstpost Salon
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Photos: From religion to bans, author Amish in conversation at Firstpost Salon

Photos from the Firstpost salon with Amish, author of the Shiva Trilogy.

Firstpost Salon as it happened: Amish talks about life, books and the ban culture in India
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Firstpost Salon as it happened: Amish talks about life, books and the ban culture in India

Amish, the author of the Shiva Trilogy is the featured guest of the third Firstpost Salon today. Follow our live blog for as he discusses range of things from his books to his inspirations and Indian mythology with Firstpost Senior Editor Sandip Roy.